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“Seasons of love” - The best time of year for a Byron Bay Wedding

So you're planning a wedding in Byron Bay but unsure of when to have your special day?

As a Byron Bay Wedding Photographer myself I have seen just how beautiful Byron Bay can be for weddings and have written this article just for you, to help you decide when to have your big day...

Each season paints a unique canvas for love stories to unfold. While you may think that the time of year is not that important, it can play a big part with how your day evolves and the overall style and feel of your wedding.

Whether you're dreaming of saying "I do" beneath the golden rays of summer or amidst the cozy warmth of winter, Byron Bay offers a perfect setting for every romantic tale.

Below is a list of pro's and cons for each month and season...

Ballina Jockey Club wedding



  • Bask in the warm embrace of summer with sun-kissed beach ceremonies.

  • Vibrant florals like frangipanis, hibiscus, and bougainvillea add a burst of color.

  • Ideal for couples seeking a lively atmosphere.

  • Daylight savings brings long days with extended daylight


  • Popular season; book your venue and vendors well in advance.

  • Higher demand may lead to slightly higher prices.

  • Wet season sets in during the months of and February, make sure to have a wet-weather plan.

  • Peak tourist season.

Sunsets are later at around 7:45pm.

Byron Bay wedding photography
Summer Byron Bay wedding

Byron Bay Lighthouse wedding



  • Mild temperatures offer the perfect balance between warmth and cool breezes.

  • Weather and temperatures are more predictable.

  • Autumn foliage paints the landscape with earthy tones, creating a stunning backdrop.

  • Off-peak pricing for venues and vendors sometimes available.

  • Poppies in season starting from May


  • Be mindful of the potential for occasional rain showers.

  • Easter School Holidays and the Blues Festival may cause high traffic and tourists.

Daylight savings ends in April.

Lennox Head wedding

Bohemian Byron Bay wedding

Calile Hotel wedding in Brisbane city



  • Enjoy the tranquility of Byron Bay during the quieter winter months.

  • Snuggle up in cozy venues with the occasional fireplace.

  • Off-peak season means potential savings on venue and vendor costs.

  • Whale season starts mid June and lasts through until October.

  • Roses and tulips in season.

  • Cloudy and overcast skies are perfect for lighting and photos.


  • Cooler temperatures may require planning for warmth, but this can add a touch of romance.

  • July School Holidays and Splendour in the Grass Music Festival may cause high traffic and tourists.

For winter weddings, I recommend a 3pm ceremony time which allows for beautiful sunset wedding party and couple photos.

Wedding first dance photo

Romantic wedding photography Ballina



  • Witness the bloom of seasonal flowers like jacarandas, native blossoms and peonies from November.

  • Pleasant temperatures set the stage for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

  • This is the season for beautiful rainbows and epic sunsets.

  • Ideal for couples desiring a garden wedding in full bloom.


  • Consider booking well in advance, as spring is the most popular wedding season.

Daylight savings begins in October.

Byron Bay Wategoes Beach sunset wedding photography

Wategoes Beach Byron Bay wedding

Byron Bay beach wedding

Byron Bay beach wedding photography


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